Software :: Need Good Cad Program That Works With System
Jul 22, 2010
What's a good cad program that works with Linux?
Is it possible to do any cad drawings on Linux?
I ve given up trying to run auto cad on Linux no matter how i try it just wont work properly and crashes and I lose what I have done.
Are there any other options apart from QCAD?
I have an older laptop (Dell Inspiron 4100) on which I have installed a minimal Slackware system, and have just managed to get wireless working by using a Linksys Wireless-G card (WPC54GS) and installing the b43 packages from the SlackBuilds site.
Unfortunately, I am experiencing system freezes ... and if my Google searches are correct, these are related to the firmware driver (b43 stuff).
I wonder if anyone can recommend a good wireless card that works with Slackware out of the box ?
Is there any good paint program on Linux, besides kolourpaint which is KDE and thus brings an awful lot of baggage into non-KDE systems?
(This is mainly with my lubuntu-on-USB in mind. The 300MB for kolourpaint and all its dependencies is not acceptable when there's only 4GB for the whole OS)
I can't stand mtPaint, it behaves very unlike most applications and I'm unable to figure how to do even simple tasks like colour picking or resizing a selection. GIMP is good but it's complex and overkill for simple tasks. Anything else?
I have a lot of RAR files and ISO. Is there a program like Winrar which could open them in Linux? Cause now it only opens zip files . Also I would like to know what the best package manager is (I mean the easiest -used to use the Software Manager in Mint 9 Xfce).At last I would like to know if there is a good program to make disk images to reset the system.
Ok, Noobe to Ubuntu, recently installed Lucid, did all the updates, Got my UT 99 loaded and working natively with TeamSpeak 3 (yea, even the sound works now) ... I really like the setup I have now. Can some one recommend a good backup program to use that will "completely" backup my current system "as installed"? I have installed "Back in Time", and it seems really easy to use, but I'm looking for something similar to (sorry have to say it "Windows System Restore").
I've tweaked and tweaked, updated my ALSA drivers, working openAL and got the latest ATI driver installed for my ATI 5770 ... even got a Xfi linux beta working from Creative (that was fun).. Something user friendly too, I'm learning, but still very new to Linux/commandline/Ubuntu.
What is a Good Lightscribe Labeling Program for Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit? I installed LIGHTSCRIBE SIMPLE LABELER but it's the biggest piece of crap program, you can't even set the Font Size, all it allows you to do is set the Font. I'm not a Linux Expert so I need a program that is easy to install and does not require compiling or complex manual installation with multiple command line text commands (unless I can cut and paste). I'm still confused by the complex Linux directory structure I have no idea where or what my home directory is or how to get to it from a terminal window / command line prompt.
What program is good to install to partition my PC after installation (I installed without a partition). Also, any quick tips in partitioning? Lastly, I have an old Ubuntu installed together w/XP on another PC. I want to install Xubuntu to replace the old Ubuntu, using the same partition. Is that possible?
Anyone know any good word programs with a good grammar checker? i tried language tool with OOo but it is still buggy lags to find grammar, and unless the sentence is quite simple, it misses alot. tried lightproof too, it has yet to find any error, even in hyphenation which is what it is specifically meant to do. This would be nice to have so I can ween myself entirely off windows.
What is a good IP filter/firewall program? Seeing as how I like free softwares, I download a lot of torrents. When I was using Windows, I used PeerBlock (the newer fork of PeerGuardian), however, it's not available for Linux. What would be a good alternative for this in Linux? I tried iplist as it has a GUI, and it was extremely buggy and blocked random web pages even after I put them on the exceptions list. And MoBlock has no GUI from I understand, nor has it been updated in years.
I was wanting to know what's a good programming suite that is comparable to MS Visual C++. I'm also curious about the portability of something I make in Linux, can I make a program in Linux and import it over to Windows, and what would be involved in making it compatible?
I am in need of some input as to what may be a good cd/dvd label printing program or utility.I have used nero and surething on windows. I already tried glabel, the only template it has is for doulble sheet cd/dvds.I am looking for a single template or instructions for making labels in gimp or inkscape.
I need to transfer some massive amount of data (2.5terrabyte, many files, directory structure) to a embedded raid-box which has a minimal linux on it (some custom distro from western digital). We tried rsync (version 2.6.7), but it crashes because the filelist is too big for the ram available (fixed in later versions of rsync, but I don't know how to update, it's not debian based and there are no compiler tools). We tried nfs, but the max bandwidth produced is around 1 mb/sec (cpu bound?), so it'd take around 3 weeks this way. Samba has problems with big files (and we have some 20gb files in there).
SCP isn't installed, and would probably also be cpu bound due to encryption I think. So the only option left would be ftp, we're currently trying using ncftp with the command "put -R /path/to/data/" , but it's been running for over an hour, eating up most of the ram, and not using any bandwidth. I think it is still building a file list or something. FTP already worked for a single 20gb file with acceptable bandwidth of about 12mb/sec. Does anyone know a better ftp program (for console) that can start transferring some data or at least display an estimated time for the copy-preperation?
I like the convenience of having a music player that manages the placement of my music files based on the tags of the files, sorting into a root music folder with Artist/Album/01 - Track Title.mp3 sort of hierarchy. Previously, I was using Banshee for this feature, as even most of the other gui music players don't have this library management feature. Now, I've been trying to use console-based applications, and I have been using mpd + ncmpcpp fairly successfully. When I download new music, it is downloaded to a specific folder, and that's not part of my music collection. My previous workflow would be to open a gui filemanager at the downloaded folder, and drag and drop those songs onto banshee, which would then make a copy of those files in my library hierarchy. Currently, I'm doing the same thing, using Banshee only as a sort of import program, then closing it and updating my mpd database, and there we go.
If at all possible, I'd like to automate this to something where I can define a watch folder, and when some magical program sees new music in said watch folder, it identifies the correct place for the files to be copied into my heirarchy, renaming folders and files to the correct format. I know I've written a lot describing, but I don't actually think this too uncommon a task, and I'm wondering if anyone has a solution for my problem.
I've been thinking about picking up a subscription to Linux Journal and maybe Linux Pro. Are there any other good Linux mags out there? Only other one I've read much of was Linux Format, which kinda felt like it was mostly just an anti-MS fanclub.